San Carlos School District $334 Parcel Tax: Argument Against Measure N

With this latest “temporary” parcel tax, the San Carlos School District claims they need a tax increase to continue providing “quality education”.

The district not only wants to extend the 2015 “temporary” parcel tax ($58) for another 8 years, adding another “temporary tax” of $88 to the current $246 rate.

Have they earned this extension that will cost you over $2,672 over the next 8 years (on top of the taxes you are already paying)?

Let’s look at latest academic performance:

2017-18 school year results: 20.94.16% below grade level for English.

2017-18 school year results: 23.18% below grade for math.

The District rewarded students, parents and taxpayers for the passage of the 2015 parcel tax by showing virtually no improvement in both English and math scores!

Source: California Department of Education Data Partnership –

Should you, the voters, reward the district for no improvement in both subjects?

If no, we encourage you to vote NO on Measure N.

This District is already spending $12,500 per student per year, which is 105% of the statewide average ($12,014) yet providing below average education.  Yet, they want more of your hard-earned money to pad their salaries (averaging $82,156) plus up to $11,670 in benefits) and fat pension plans.

The measure says that none of the funds will be used for administration.  But funds generated separately from this parcel tax can be used for administration expenses without limits.  So, that is really an empty promise.  Do not be fooled.

Tell the San Carlos School Board to be fiscally responsible by voting.

NO on_Measure_N.

If you reward failure, you will get more failure!

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